Number Seventy-Two

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Dvaasedmdesátka

Runtime

76

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1948

Production year

1948

Premiere

09.10.1953

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Slavíček

Screenplay

Miroslav Rutte, Karel Smrž, Vladimír Šmeral

Synopsis

Marta Kulišová is wrongly convicted of murdering her husband and sent to prison for ten years. In the court process, she doesn't reveal the real murderer, who she knows and to whom she is bound by an uncertain feeling and belief that he killed her husband out of love for her. In the first year of her imprisonment, she writes a theatre play, in which she describes her case - marriage with a ruthless cheater, quarrels with him and with his mistress, getting acquainted with another man who prevented her suicidal thoughts. After nine years, the director of the prison decides to show Marta's play before the prisoners and the jury who condemned Marta years ago. He considers the play to be a psychological experiment, which could help bring a final light on this case. The experiment is successful, the real murderer gives himself up. But the renewal of the trial doesn't take place. Marta realizes that she would put the blame on the man she has been thinking about for nine long years. She takes the blame for the murder onto herself and believes that, after her sentence is finished, her freedom will not be inconsolable loneliness.

Cast

Dana Medřická

vězeňkyně Marta Kulišová/herečka Medřická

Vladimír Šmeral

vězeň Melichar/cirkusák Trojan

Eduard Dubský

Karel, Martin manžel

Vladimír Řepa

karbaník Mašek/herec Řepa

Vítězslav Boček

karbaník Kníže/herec Boček

Marie Burešová

Julča Ramešová/herečka Burešová

Vladimír Hlavatý

inženýr Budecius, bývalý poručík

Rudolf Deyl st.

režisér Deyl

Bedřich Vrbský

ředitel věznice

Antonín Kandert

JUDr. Tereba

Helena Friedlová

porotkyně

J. O. Martin

porotce

Jan S. Kolár

porotce

Emil Bolek

porotce

Karel Kastner

inspicient

Jiří Těšík

mladík hrající karty

Miloš Hájek

obhájce

Radovan Lukavský

strážník

Josef Steigl

strážník

Miroslav Grác

soudní úředník

Libuše Freslová

dozorkyně

Emil Dlesk

dozorce

František Marek

vrchní strážmistr Sláma

Jan W. Speerger

strážmistr Hájek

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Ivo Novák

Based on

František Langer (Dvaasedmdesátka – divadelní hra)

Camera Operator

Bohumil Kolátor

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Josef Pavlík

Costume Designer

Fernand Vácha

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Production Manager

Zdeněk Reimann, Miloš Mastník

Unit Production Manager

Václav Kutil

Consultant

Dr. K. Šubrt

Cooperation

Vladimír Syrovátka

Music

Music Composed by

Dalibor C. Vačkář

Music Performed by

Ivan Kawaciuk, Jan Kaláb, FISYO, Český pěvecký sbor

Music Conducted by

Otakar Pařík (FISYO), Jan Kühn (Český pěvecký sbor)

Singer

Pavel Kurtz, Gita Schmidtová

Production info

Original Title

Dvaasedmdesátka

English Title

Number Seventy-Two

Copyright

1948

Production Year

1948

Premiere

09.10.1953

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Čáp – Procházka /Reimann/, František Čáp, Antonín Procházka, Zdeněk Reimann

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Aprobační komise pro schvalování českých filmů

1948
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Ferdinand Pečenka